Phillies Snap Losing Streak

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There must be something about those gray jerseys because they are the only uniforms the Phillies are winning in. The Phillies offense exploded out ten runs in their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jamie Moyer received an early cushion with a six run first inning. Like the World Series, Chase Utley started the scoring. He smoked a two run double, which was followed by a RBI double by Ryan Howard.

The big blow came off the bat of John Mayberry Jr., a three run shot to left field making it 6-0 against the young phenom, David Price.

That was more than enough for Moyer, who pitched six innings allowing just one earned run on five hits and three walks. He struck out five.

Of course, he was backed by a terrific defense, highlighted by an over-the-shoulder catch by Jimmy Rollins. The high fly looked like an easy play for Mayberry, however, it hit the catwalk and ricocheted in the opposite direction. Rollins was there to make the Willie Mays style grab.

Utley later homered, finishing the night with four RBI. Utley's homer was the Phillies 100th as a team in 68 games. With the home run, the Phillies became the fastest team in franchise history to hit 100 home runs.

The Phillies took advantage of the Rays' three errors. They capitalized when they needed and were 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They only left four runners on base, a much smaller number than previous games.

Tyler Walker and Sergio Escalona combined for three shutout innings to seal the Phillies 10-1 win, snapping a six game losing streak.


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